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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Aztec Bowl, San Diego State U. on 1969-05-11 (May 11, 1969)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: May 11, 1969 (check for other copies)
Venue: Aztec Bowl, San Diego State U.
Location: San Diego, CA

Source: FM Soundboard
Lineage: FM SBD > ? > CDR
Taped by:
Transferred by: Paul Hartman and J. Cotsman
Keywords: Live concert


Description

This obviously incomplete list has recently emerged: Morning Dew ; Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

Notes

This has circulated as 5-29-69, though it seems much more likely to be from the 11th. Deadbase lists Canned Heat & Santana as sharing the billing with the Dead for the 11th. Deadlists.com lists a partial setlist for 5-11-69, from Dew through Schoolgirl. A radio announcer can briefly be heard speaking of Canned Heat during the Cryptical Reprise. The guests almost certainly include multiple percussionists from Santana, their singer briefly during Lovelight, and some guitar from Carlos Santana, though his contributions seem low in the mix and infrequent.

The lineage is unknown, although the radio announcers would indicate this being from a radio broadcast. There are probably several analog generations, but quality improves towards the end and is listenable. There is a brief dropout in volume level during the Cryptical Reprise. The first few notes of Me & My Uncle have been clipped as radio announcers were talking. The cut at the beginning of Alligator is minor.

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Reviewer: Katman - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 5, 2013
Subject: video of show
There's a 7 minute video from this show with New Potato Caboose dubbed over it. Jerry is totally fired up - well worth seeing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fXPNCBGb5M
Reviewer: chuck2000 - - July 16, 2013
Subject: On the day that I was born
The Grateful Dead played at the Aztec Bowl. 5/11/69 my birthday. Funny, in all the years on archive I never bothered to look up the date.
Reviewer: PAL52 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - December 6, 2012
Subject: Not a Deadhead, but...
I was at this concert and just stopped by to fill in some blanks. I'm interested in listening to it because at the time, I certainly ``got'' Santana -- which was indeed called the Santana Blues Band and had just recently started touring; they were mind-boggling -- but the Dead set left me unimpressed. Probably didn't get 'em in the same way. Also it was a very warm day.
Also on the bill that day, besides the local band Tarantula, was Lee Michaels and his drummer Frosty.
Reviewer: njpg - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 12, 2012
Subject: Almost gave this 5 stars.
The sound's a little shaky, & there are a lot of cuts, but it was obviously a great show.
Reviewer: mhrobinson - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - January 7, 2010
Subject: My first Dead show
What a day! As others have noted, Canned Heat, Santana and if I recall corectly, a band called Tarantula.

The Dead/Santana jam was amazing in reality. The Dead sort of joined Santana as they finished and Santana members gradually left until it was just The Dead. I believe this was Santana's first major appearance in San Diego and they were still known as the Santana Blues Band.

Maybe someone at KPBS, which has radio and TV on campus, might find a recording in an archive somewhere. This date does have some historical importance for San Diego, The Grateful Dead, and Santana.
Reviewer: beefheart - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 5, 2007
Subject: any video
was there anybody there that took some video of that concert, i was there. :>
Reviewer: deadhead diplomat - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - January 5, 2007
Subject: There
Happily, I was at the show, which took place on Mother's Day 1969. It was broadcast live on KPRI 106.5 San Diego. As I recall I was working for KDEO at the time. Somewhere out there someone has a very good tape of this. A highlight was a Dead/Santana Jam.
Reviewer: Lewis/Klitschko - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - July 17, 2005
Subject: Re:
Thanks for the heads up, Terry. A quick listen reveals that the "5/29" is less muffled and perhaps better SQ overall.
Reviewer: Muddy69 - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - July 17, 2005
Subject: Hissy
Too bad , a nice performance from what I could put up with.
Reviewer: Terry Doherty - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - April 30, 2004
Subject: Repeating show
This is a duplicate of the material listed as having been performed on 5/29/69 Santa Barbara. Apparently there is some confusion as to which date this performance belongs.

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